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2000 Volkswagen Passat

Midsize moderately priced car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1998 Volkswagen Passat shown
1998 Volkswagen Passat shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (2001-05 models)
2
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (1998-2000 models)
3
Electronic stability control (optional, 2003-05 models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
A
G
G
G
G
2013
A
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
M
2007
G
G
G
M
2006
G
G
G
A
2005
G
P
2004
G
P
2003
G
P
2002
G
P
2001
G
P
2000
G
1999
G
1998
G
1997
P
1996
P
1995
P

Applies to 1998-2005 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Volkswagen Passat was redesigned for the 1998 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, its head moved toward the window sill as floor deformation tipped the driver seat toward the door.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4-door
Weight 3,170 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 in.
Width68 in.
Engine1.8 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF98002
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)12
Left (cm)16
Center (cm)13
Right (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)8
Right (cm)7
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)9
Rearward (cm)-2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF98002
Head
HIC-15160
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)10
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.7
Femur force - right (kN)1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)5
Knee displacement - right (mm)4
Maximum tibia index - left0.37
Maximum tibia index - right0.60
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left50
Right70

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